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All Opinions Are Local: November 29, 2009 - December 5, 2009

The man who can save D.C.'s educational lifeline

By Anthony A. Williams and Kevin P. Chavous, Washington Despite the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program’s five-year record of success in helping children from low-income D.C. families attend the best schools they have ever known, President Obama, Sen. Richard J. Durbin...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 4, 2009; 7:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  D.C. , schools  
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Slots and Arundel Mills: A winning combination

By Gregg Goodman, President, The Mills — A Simon Company Shopping centers located near casinos are among the most vibrant in the country. One need only look at our Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas or the retail...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 4, 2009; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Maryland , slots  
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The wrong place for slots

By Rob Annicelli, President, Stop Slots at Arundel Mills In November 2008, Marylanders voted to open the door to slot-machine gambling out of a desire to prop up the horse racing industry and supplement the state budget. Few of them...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 4, 2009; 7:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Maryland , slots  
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Do straight people ‘choose,’ too?

By Les Brown Washington I’d like to address a quote attributed to Marshall Brown in the Dec. 2 Metro story, “In D.C., a rift over plights for civil rights, gay rights”: “I can choose to be gay or not. I...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 4, 2009; 7:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , same-sex marriage  
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Political games in Montgomery

By Joan Hurley Bethesda The Montgomery County Council coup was successful on Tuesday. Let’s see now, what is really important to the people of Montgomery County? The rapidly increasing budget deficit? Overseeing smart growth? That’s what’s important to me. But...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 3, 2009; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Who's 'gifted' in Alexandria?

By Raymond J. Diroll Springfield Regarding the Nov. 27 Metro article “Alexandria rethinks gifted education”: Increasing the diversity in gifted programs, although an admirable goal, should not be perceived as being accomplished through using different placement tests. What is much...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 2, 2009; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Paying a visit to the track

By Asher Weinberg, Silver Spring On Jonathan Chris Earnshaw’s Nov. 27 post, "Maryland racing in the home stretch”: This was a moving, sentimental and relevant essay. It reflected the nostalgia of Maryland racing’s glory days, as well as the problems...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 2, 2009; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , sports  
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Repackage the Redskins

By Dennis Goris Alexandria A losing season. Bad press about suing fans. A name that offends. The Washington Redskins' brand is tarnished. Maybe it’s time for owner Daniel Snyder to use some of the savvy marketing advice he might give...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 1, 2009; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Along the Potomac, an accident waiting to happen

By Paula Dubberly Alexandria The fatal shooting of Jessica Goode by a hunter while she was on public land underscores that hunting accidents can and do happen. That’s why it is frightening to find a duck blind along the Potomac...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  December 1, 2009; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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